Today was the start of a new term of office for all PTAs, including National PTA, California State PTA, and 17th District PTA. The 2009-11 term will be a particularly notable term for National PTA, which just installed its first-ever male president, Charles “Chuck” Saylors.
17th District is excited to welcome Colette Rudd as our next president through June 2011, we want to wish her and the new Board of Managers an exciting and successful term. She succeeds Deborah Kemper, who has done an outstanding job as 17th District President since her term began in July 2007.
17th District will be well-represented on the California State PTA Board of Managers as well. Kathryn Cross will continue to serve on the State PTA Communications Commission as editor of The Communicator and will continue to be on the State PTA Bylaws Committee, in addition to taking on the duties of being Parliamentarian here at 17th District. Deborah Kemper will serve on State PTA’s new Membership Commission, and will also chair State PTA’s new Diversity and Inclusion Committee, in addition to becoming the new Legislation Coordinator here at 17th District. Past 17th District President Colleen You will be the State Vice President of Health this term, transitioning from her previous role as State Vice President of Parent Involvement. And of course, President Colette Rudd will represent 17th District in the District Presidents Committee.
A reminder to all PTA officers that you should also be transitioning and passing on your information and books to your successors as well, if you have not already done so. PTA does not drop off the face of the map during summer; this is the time for incoming boards to meet and plan for the upcoming school year, including preparing a calendar and budget. Auditors should begin preparing the year-end audit for the period January 1-June 30, 2009.
We wish all of you a successful term, and thanks for your commitment to PTA!